CALL Legacy Specialists Alex Unthank

Alex Unthank

Legacy Specialist with CALL Artist Marcos Dimas

Can you share what you and your Legacy Artist were able to accomplish through the CALL program?
Along with Marcos and two other specialists, the team was able to identify and inventory over 200 of Marcos’s works, including prints, paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. Together we sorted through Marcos’s artwork and selected pieces to be photographed professionally, and built a website that both represents the breadth of his work and targets his own professional goals. 

Can you give us a sense of how the CALL experience may have influenced you and your work as an artist?
This experience has helped me apply the same method of breaking down big goals in to smaller steps and action plans. I also learned how to make the most of collaboration with fellow artists to accomplish the goals. This way of working has proven very useful in creating good habits in my studio and personal life that have helped me to set and accomplish goals, and pursue new career opportunities.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of this work?
The most rewarding aspect was forming a meaningful relationship and helping to create space that facilitates creativity.

What has been most difficult?
Making sure that we were staying on task and that our projects were in alignment with Marcos’s overall goals.

What do you recommend to anyone assisting an artist in the career documentation process?
Don’t underestimate the importance of discussion. It’s an essential part of the process to talk through ideas, both with the artist and any other team members you may have, in order to develop systems in the studio that make the most sense for an artist’s existing way of working.

All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.